Competition isn’t often discussed in academia, but it sure matters. Citations, funding, prestige – they’re all related to competition. You can “beat” your competition with better writing. Here’s what to do.
Editors working on articles for language do two things: They correct (often following checklists and style guides) and they enhance readability. These two parts of the editing process are both very important.
The abstract is a short summary of your manuscript. It is extremely important that your abstract is well prepared and sufficiently represents your paper, because the abstract is often the only part of paper that will be read.
While simple, concise expression is key to communicating your research clearly, it’s also important to use language that maintains the right tone for a scientific publication that will be read by a highly accomplished audience of researchers.
When writing a manuscript, the complexity of your research may not always make it easy to keep your text brief, but it is still important to express ideas clearly and succinctly, with a minimum of unnecessary words.